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Davis Vanguard
Following Up on Summer Lunches and the Bicycle Accident

Feb 10, 2015
Following Up on Summer Lunches and the Bicycle Accident

In Saturday’s article “When Bike Meets Car,” I describe and opine on an accident that occurred around the corner from my office at F and 2nd Street in Davis. While my main concern was my observations over the years about the hazards of downtown driving and the safety of the multi-modal encounters at four-way...

Davis Vanguard
My View: When Bike Meets Car

Feb 7, 2015

Watch the video above taken from my dashcam yesterday around noon at the corner of F and 2nd Street in Davis. It’s nearly a stone’s throw from the Vanguard’s Downtown Office. In the just over three years we have been there I have driven through that intersection and probably a dozen like it in...

Davis Vanguard
Don’t Blame Bike Activists For B Street

Don’t Blame Bike Activists For B Street

by Tim Starbuck The following is a copy of a letter to the Davis City Council: It’s time to rip that Band-Aid off of B Street. No more delays or community meetings. The problem is not between “bike advocates” and those wanting to preserve parking. The problem is you. From the few residents of...

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Davis Vanguard
My View: Innovation, Away from Internal Combustion and Going Carless

Jan 24, 2015
My View: Innovation, Away from Internal Combustion and Going Carless

One of our readers in the past week “suggested” that perhaps the term innovation is an overused term. There is more than a molecule of a truth to that, so I’m not sure that the idea of carless is an innovative idea or just a practical one. However, I want to respond by an...

Davis Vanguard
Belated Monday Morning Thoughts: Refining the Nishi Proposal

Jan 20, 2015
Belated Monday Morning Thoughts: Refining the Nishi Proposal

Nishi getting National Attention                                                  “Watch out Sacramento – Davis, Calif., is growing,” Govtech warns in a recent article on Davis and the Nishi Gateway project. Government Technology is a magazine covering information technology’s role in state and local governments. The article quotes Mayor Dan Wolk and Chief Innovation Officer Rob White. They write, “Mayor...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Lessons I took Away From the TedX UC Davis Event on Innovation and Carless Existence

Jan 18, 2015
Sunday Commentary: Lessons I took Away From the TedX UC Davis Event on Innovation and Carless Existence

In recent weeks, I have really gotten into watching TED videos – while TED has been around for years now, only recently have I begun to understand why it is so popular. For me it’s the inspiring ideas, but also the exposure to social justice work that you might not hear about in the...

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: The Art of the Possible

Jan 16, 2015
Commentary: The Art of the Possible

The Nishi project represents an interesting conundrum and opportunity.  It is an opportunity because the land rests in a very unique location, adjacent to the university and easy walking distance from downtown, the city and university have the opportunity to create a world class development that can incorporate urban land use principles, innovation park...

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Davis Vanguard
Looking Ahead: Ten Key Issues for 2015

Dec 31, 2014

While we can look back at 2014 as bringing us some surprising happenings on the local scene. Who would have guessed this time last year, our city manager would have left and we would have spent much of 2014 trying to find his replacement. We had a critical council election, a surprise resignation on...

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Fifth Street Probably Still Needs Some Tweaks

Dec 30, 2014

For years, we debated, discussed, and some went as far as fearing the Fifth Street Redesign. After years of debate, the redesign became reality. For the most part it has come off without major problems or major complaints. There are small changes on the way, for instance better signage as the road shifts from...

Davis Vanguard
Monday Morning Thoughts: Transportation and Employee Compensation Issues

Dec 29, 2014
Monday Morning Thoughts: Transportation and Employee Compensation Issues

 The results from the recently released UC Davis Campus Travel survey are encouraging. The results from the 2013-14 survey show that around 47% of the people traveling to campus on an average weekday commute by bike, whereas only 24% drive alone. That represents nearly a 25% increase from 2007 when 38% of commuters used...

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